Fall Accident Claims

Our free accident claims guide is to help victims who have had a fall and want to claim compensation, and our solicitors are here 7 days a week offering free legal advice.

Falls are some of the most common accidents in the UK. Whether your fall is a slip, trip or fall from height, it can still lead to an injury. If your slip, trip or fall wasn’t your fault and you were injured as a result, you may be able to make a compensation claim for your injuries.

Call us on 0121 565 4317 or use our online claims form to arrange your free, no-obligation consultation. Our highly trained personal injury fall accident claims solicitors will listen to the details of your case and make sure that we understand exactly what happened to you. This means that you can be sure that you’re getting the highest quality, personalized advice from our expert team.

What Kinds Of Fall Accidents Can I Claim For?

It can be very easy to make a compensation claim for your fall accident however the following is very important to make a fall accident claim.

There must be someone who is to blame for your fall accident

  • You can only make a claim for personal injury if someone had a responsibility to prevent your fall and failed to do so. Your employer, for example, is responsible for your safety whilst you are at work. If you were to fall in the workplace, your employer could be liable (legally responsible) for any injuries you suffer.

Know the responsible

  • You must usually know who you consider being to blame. There are a few circumstances where you may be able to make a claim against an unknown person, for example following a ‘hit and run’ car accident where you cannot identify the driver. In most normal circumstances, however, you will need to know who was to blame for your fall accident before we can begin your claim.

Physical injury and psychological injury

You must have sustained an injury and/or loss as a result of your injury. The injury you sustain as a result of your fall accident need not be entirely physical in nature, as it is also possible to claim for psychological difficulties that have occurred as a result of your accident. Your claim amount is not limited to the immediate physical or psychological injuries you have sustained, but you cannot claim for near misses or accidents that did not lead to any actual consequences.

What If I Can’t Afford To Make A Fall Accident Claim?

Claim justice has an expert team of personal injury claims solicitors who are highly experienced in helping people just like you make a fall accident claim. We understand that the process of making a claim for your fall accident can be deeply stressful and we want to take as much of that worry away from you. This is why we offer our services on a no win no fee basis to the majority of our clients. No win no fee means that you don’t need to worry about finding the money to pay for legal services before beginning your claim. As soon as you have signed a no win no fee agreement with us, we are able to act on your behalf and begin to progress your claim.

Legal fees can be expensive and, if left unchecked, could easily amount to more than the compensation awarded especially for the more complex cases. This is why our no win no fee agreements put a cap on our fees at a percentage of your compensation payment. This means that you will not pay a penny in legal fees if we are not able to obtain the compensation you deserve and also that, if we win, you know that you will get the large majority of the compensation that you are awarded. This peace of mind allows you to concentrate on getting better while we deal with the process of making your claim.

How Much Compensation Can I Get For A Fall Accident Claim?

Every compensation claim is unique, as it reflects the exact details of your personal situation. It is impossible to give an exact figure, as this will almost always be dependent on the outcome of negotiations. It is possible to give a guideline figure, however, based on a number of factors.

The first part of the compensation

All compensation claims for personal injury comprises of two parts. The first is based on the specifics of your injury. Judicial College sets official guidelines for the level of compensation for a particular injury. They give a broad range of values for compensation amounts for each injury. It reflects the fact that some broken legs (for example) are worse than others. Our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors have years of experience in interpreting these guidelines. They will be able to give you a much more accurate estimate than a simple online calculator.

The second part of the compensation.

The second part of the compensation due to you following your fall accident claim is more variable. It compensates any costs and expenses you may have incurred as a result of your accident and injury. This would include having to make modifications to your home, transportation or any expenses associated with reducing your recovery time such as physiotherapy. Our team will understand the full impact that your fall accident has had on your life and ensuring that we include everything that you are entitled to in your fall accident claim. This money helps you get back on your feet after your fall accident. And we want to give you the best possible chance to get your previous life back.

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How Do I Make A Fall Accident Claim?

  • Making a compensation claim for personal injury following a fall accident is less difficult that you might have imagined. The first thing to do is to call us on 0121 565 4317 or use our online fall accident claims form to arrange a free, no obligation consultation. During this short conversation, we will listen to your story, making sure that we understand what has happened to you, including the causes of your accident, the full extent to your injuries, and the way in which these injuries have impacted your life. Once our claims team has all of this information, we will be able to give you the best possible advice as to your chances of winning your case and the amount of compensation you can expect to receive.

We will also discuss the options open to you to fund your fall accident claim. Most of our clients are able to receive our services on a no win no fee basis. This means that there is no need to pay anything up front. And our fees are capped at a percentage of your compensation payment. If we are not able to obtain compensation for you, you will not owe us a penny. This payment agreement means that you are able to pursue justice for your fall accident without putting yourself at financial risk, knowing that you will never be left financially worse off as a result of having made a claim and you will always receive the majority of any payment that you are awarded. Once a no win no fee arrangement has been agreed, we will be able to work on your behalf.

In order to make your no win no fee accident in a fall accident claim, we will:

Contact the responsible

  • Write to the person or organization responsible for your fall accident. We will inform them that you are making a personal injury compensation claim. Also, we will ask them to accept liability (a legal term for accepting that they were at fault). For many accidents and injuries, the other party will accept liability straight away.

Disputing Liability

  • If the other party refuses to accept liability, we will gather evidence on your behalf. This becomes easier if you have pictures of the area around your accident taken at the time. Also if you have contact details for any witnesses. If you do not have this evidence, don’t worry. We are experienced in how to gather the additional evidence needed to support your fall accident claim.

Negotiations

  • We gather sufficient evidence that the other party accepts liability. Then we will conduct negotiations for compensation amounts on your behalf. We will deal with all of the correspondence and communication involved in the actual negotiation. You remain in control the whole way through the process. We will inform you of every offer that is put forward. And we will give you our expert opinion as to whether this is a fair offer or not. Sometimes, the other party offers low initial offers to see whether you might accept a far smaller payment than you deserve. Our expertise and support allows you to be sure that the offer you accept is reasonable. Also, we make sure that it is in line with what you might expect given the specifics of your injuries.

We May Need To go Court, Disputing liability

  • Sometimes the other party does not accept liability or we fail to agree a fair amount of compensation. In this case, we may need to go to court to resolve your claim. This is actually very rare. As it is in the best interests of both parties to resolve the matter before a court appearance. If we do have to go to court for your fall accident claim, we will be with you throughout. We will ensure that you understand exactly what is going on and why. Our supportive team of expert personal injury claims solicitors are able to give you the confidence. You need this to cope with your court appearance and explain your personal, unique situation to the court.

If you are considering making a fall accident claim, or are ready to begin the claim process, call us. Dial 0121 565 4317 or use our online claims form to arrange your free, no obligation consultation.

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